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Meet Kenneth Wright, MD

My name is Kenneth Wright. I'm a medical doctor, pediatric ophthalmologist and I also specialize in strabismus, which is eye muscle problems. I have published several textbooks on pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and I've published over a hundred original research articles on strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology. I enjoy my work very much. I've operated on many, many children and helped many families. It is interesting that I have five children myself and my youngest son, Andrew, had crossed eyes as an infant. And I ended up operating on my own son when he was 5.5 months old. Thank goodness it was a good outcome. He's now in the Marine Corps. 22 years old, excellent vision and good eye alignment. As for hobbies, well, I work most of the time. I write. But occasionally, I'll get out and surf and I'll be able to surf some waves and relieve some stress.
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Kenneth Wright, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

A caring physician, Dr. Kenneth Wright is devoted to the health of children’s eyes. He is an internationally respected pediatric ophthalmologist, and is included in “The Best Doctors in America” and “Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care.”  Dr. Wright is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC Keck School of Medicine.  He has developed novel surgical techniques for pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.  Dr. Wright received his medical degree from Boston University and fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Johns-Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and Children’s Hospital, Washington, DC.  Following his fellowships, he then accepted a full-time faculty member position at USC School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where he served for 10 years.  He was later appointed Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, before returning home to Los Angeles to establish a pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus center of excellence.  

Dr. Wright has authored of over 100 published scientific papers, seven textbooks including his renowned textbook, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and has lectured worldwide.  He founded the non-profit Wright Foundation with a mission to reduce blindness and suffering in children with eye disorders through research, education, and clinical care. He has established a pediatric eye clinic for underprivileged children.  Important to the Wright Center is the principle that patient care always comes first.  

An interesting personal note is that Dr. Wright’s youngest son developed crossed eyes as an infant requiring surgery and Dr. Wright operated on his own son.  The outcome was excellent and years later his son served in the United States Marine Corps as a top marksman.

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